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  • Univar Acquires Key Chemical, Inc.

    10 Apr 2015

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. and WAXHAW, N.C., – April 10, 2015 – Univar USA Inc., a leading distributor of basic chemicals, specialty products, and related chemistry services, announced today it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Key Chemical, Inc., one of the largest suppliers of hydrofluosilicic acid (fluoride) in the U.S. Key Chemical also supplies other chemistries to the municipal water, industrial, and oil and gas markets. The acquired business will be combined with Univar USA’s operations.

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  • Univar and Solazyme to Present Breakthrough Microalgae Food Ingredients during the 2015 Clean Label Conference

    26 Mar 2015

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 26, 2015 – Univar, a leading global distributor of specialty and basic ingredients used in food and beverage applications, and Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil and ingredients company, will jointly present a technical segment on the benefits of AlgaVia™ microalgae food ingredients at the upcoming 2015 Clean Label Conference from March 31 - April 1, 2015, in Itasca, Ill. The technical segment, titled “Innovating with Microalgae,” will spotlight the benefits of microalgae-based proteins and lipid powders that help formulators address dietary restrictions and preferences of today’s health-conscious consumers.

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  • PeroxyChem announces ChemPoint as exclusive distributor of Food Grade Calcium Peroxide for the US and Canada

    02 Feb 2015

    PHILADELPHIA, PA, – February 2, 2015 – PeroxyChem, a global leader in peroxygen and adjacent chemistries, announced today that it has selected ChemPoint as its exclusive distributor of food grade calcium peroxide for the United States and Canada. Effective today, ChemPoint will manage order placement and fulfillment for food grade calcium peroxide orders and will also provide technical assistance and support to all food grade calcium peroxide customers.

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  • Univar Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Penford for New Biobased Deposition and Conditioning Polymer for Hair and Skin Products

    11 Dec 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., – December 11, 2014 – Univar USA Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialized personal care ingredients, announced it has reached an agreement with Penford Products Co. to become the exclusive commercial distributor of PenCare™ DP cationic polymer. This novel personal care ingredient will be introduced by Penford at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase taking place Dec. 11 - 12 in New York City.

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  • Univar to Distribute BENEO Food Ingredients in the Eastern and Central U.S.

    08 Dec 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL., December 8, 2014 Univar, a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialized food and beverage markets, announced today it has signed an agreement with BENEO Inc. to become the authorized distributor for BENEO’s specialty and nutritional ingredient products in the Eastern and Central U.S. markets. BENEO ingredients are utilized in a wide variety of food applications ranging from traditional sweets, nutrition bars, sports endurance products, to dairy and gluten-free foods.

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  • Univar and Tradebe Create Sustainable Partnership to Recycle Waste and Reduce Greenhouse Gases

    01 Dec 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, lll. – December 1, 2014 – Using a novel waste-to-energy and beneficial reuse technology, Univar’s ChemCare® waste management service and Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC, have successfully prevented the release of the equivalent of more than 3 million miles of car-emitted CO2.

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  • Carl J. Lukach Joins Univar as Chief Financial Officer

    26 Nov 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – November 26, 2014 – Univar, a global leader in the distribution of chemistry and related services, today announced the appointment of Carl J. Lukach as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lukach’s appointment follows the recent announcement that D. Beatty D’Alessandro will be leaving Univar as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on Dec. 8, 2014.

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  • Univar Expands in Brazil Market with Acquisition of D’Altomare Química Ltda.

    03 Nov 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. and SÃO PAULO, Brazil – November 3, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced today it has acquired D'Altomare Química Ltda., a Brazilian distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, through Univar Brasil Ltda. The acquired business will be combined with Univar’s Brazil operations.

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  • Marco Antonio Quirino Named President of Univar Latin America

    16 Sep 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 16, 2014 – Marco Antonio Quirino has been named President of Univar Latin America, effective September 1. The announcement was made by David Flitman, Chief Operating Officer and President of Univar USA and Latin America, to whom Quirino now reports.

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  • Univar Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Evonik Personal Care Products in the Northeast U.S.

    15 Sep 2014

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 15, 2014 – Univar Inc., a leading global chemical distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals and related chemistry services, announced that it has reached an agreement with Evonik Corporation to become the exclusive distributor for Evonik personal care products in the Northeastern United States. Evonik will continue to sell their silicone-based products directly.

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